Opalized Shell – Gem Quality
Opalized shells with gem quality colour were always hard to get. This opalized shell was mined at Coober Pedy’s famous Shell Patch Field many years ago when the field was at its peak. Today there is little mining there and the good ground all mined out. Today shells with colour as good as this one are a rarity and with each year passing, they will only become harder to get. Most have been kept in collections and few become available to the market.